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Ancient Greek, South Arabian, Sabaean, Silver Owl Drachm, 354-340 BC
This coin type was admired and used by many lands, classed as 'in the style of Attica' our example comes from Arabia.
Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and earring, eye in profile; ? Arabian letter N on cheek
Reverse: AQE with owl standing right, head facing olive spray and crescent moon in upper field
4.85g, 15mm x 4mm. Grade: VF.
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena, right, spearhead and astragalos behind head
Grade: VF+, great detail on this very small coin
Ref: SNG von Aulock 5279; type S 5479
Alternative Gorgon coins are available on the Copper pages
£90 (FREE P&P to UK, other locations please ask) #2
Reverse: Head of Arethusa right, hair twisted and bound into a chgnon at nape, wearing beaded headband, earring an pearl necklace, four dolphins around, ?ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-O-N
Grade: Very fine
Ref: B530, SNG ANS 169var
£1,300 (Delivery FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)
Reverse: Owl facing standing on thunderbolt with wings open; ΣΩ upwards to right, [ΔIO] beneath thunderbolt, [TAPANTINΩN]
Grade: Extremely fine
Ref: HN Italy 1018
£600 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)
Macedonia as a Roman Province. A Greatly Historical Coin Exhibiting Two Languages. Aesillas as Quaestor, Silver Tetradrachm, 95-70BC
Obv: Head of Alexander the Great, right, with horn of Ammon and flowing hair, MAKEΔ[ONΩN] beneath, Θ behind
Rev: Money-chest (cista or fiscus), club and chair, AESILLAS and Q above, within olive-wreath
Ref: SNG Cop 1330
Grade: VF, slight weakness to lower edge
Note: A remarkable coin produced by the Romans to appeal to the Macedonians. Both Greek and Latin are displayed, and the power of Rome is also demonstrated with the tax collectors name and tools of his trade on the reverse! This coin could be equally shown on the Roman or Alexander pages!
£370 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: Unusual incuse, legs terminating in indents symbolising lion's paws.
Ref: SNG ANS 298-9
Grade: Very fine, very rare.
Prov: ex Roma Numismatics, previously an private European collection.
Rev: Rose seen from above, pal, grain ear and P-O around.
An extrodinary piece of art work, a must for every serious collector. Ex Leu Numismatics, Switzerland.
Ref: HGC 6,1456
Grade: Extremely fine with a few minor scrapes
Reverse: Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and necklace.
Grade: VF despite heavy test cut.